Thursday, September 2, 2010
Director: Jonas Elmer
Writer: Ken Rance, C. Jay Cox
Starring: Fishlips McPoutypants, Harry Connick Jr., Siobhan Fallon, J.K. Simmons
corporate lady from miami gets assigned to a factory in minnesota to "upgrade" the factory. aka let people go. she falls for bearded harry connick jr (gasp) who is the union rep.
i laughed exactly once, perhaps fifteen minutes in. it was a nipple joke, okay, you would laugh too. with this i thought perhaps i was wrong to condemn pretty much anything with zellweger in it. unfortunately, that was the climax of the humor, and i reverted to my natural state of displeasure watching a twig shiver in the minnesota cold. damn yous harry connick. i like you. i feel deja vu complaining about the fish out of water romantic comedy plot... so just insert whatever i said about did you hear about the morgans in here.
this had potential. the details were great but the jokes weren't. scrapbooking clubs are hysterical to me, and yet they went nowhere with it. the subject of jesus pushing is also funny to me, and it only got two jokes. J.K. Simmons was also great as a curmudgeony minnesotese man, he too, did not get enough screen time. eh. i'll continue to watch these cookie cutter romantic comedies because they require no braincells to view, and are good for knitting or crocheting, like any lifetime movie....i guess that's why they keep making them, but be very surprised if i have something good to say about them.